MegaChips Acquires Nine ST Smart Connectivity Products

San Jose, Calif. — MegaChips Technology America Corporation (MegaChips America) announced that following the signature of an agreement with STMicroelectronics (“ST”) and final closing on September 2, it has acquired 9 smart connectivity products based on DisplayPortTM technology that ST decided to discontinue last year, along with its related assets, business and products in development. During the…

STMicroelectronics 1H Revenue Down 9%

STMicroelectronics Reports 2014 Second Quarter and First Half Financial Results Second quarter net revenues and gross margin improved sequentially to $1.86 billion and 34%, respectively Second quarter net result returned to profit Nano2017 R&D program approved by the European Union Capital structure strengthened with $1 billion senior unsecured convertible bond financing in July 2014 Geneva…

No Vacation from Component Innovation

Despite the start of the summer slowdown, electronic component manufacturers are not taking a vacation from developing innovative products. Over the past month, we’ve seen several innovative designs that are going to make both designers and purchasers happy by solving design problems, saving space, cutting costs and reducing bill of materials. Let’s start with Honeywell’s…

ST Develops Paper-Thin Batteries

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has started limited production of its EnFilm advanced rechargeable batteries that measure less than 0.25-mm thick. Target applications for these paper-thin batteries include next-generation personal technology and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. At 220µm thick and measuring 25.7 mm x 25.7 mm, ST’s EFL700A39 EnFilm solid-state lithium thin-film battery is suited for use in ultra-low-profile devices.…

Energy Efficiency Drives IGBT Market

Albany, N.Y. – The global insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) and super junction MOSFET market is expected to grow from $4.8 million in 2012 to $10.1 million by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.6 percent over the forecast period of 2013 to 2019, according to Transparency Market Research. The report,…

Mouser Launches ‘Wearables’ Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc., has just launched the new Wearables Technology site, sponsored by STMicroelectronics. This new technology site on Mouser.com provides product information on STMicroelectronics (ST) semiconductor devices that satisfy the always-on, low power, network connected requirements of the emerging Wearables Device and Internet of Things applications. The new STMicroelectronics Wearables Technology site, available on…

Automotive Drives Component Growth

Electronics content in vehicles continues to grow at a steady pace, driving innovation in the components sector. Electronic components make up more than 30 percent of the production cost of a vehicle, and is expected to continue upward, according to Transparency Market Research. Two recent market research studies indicate that automotive applications including next-generation vehicle…

Samsung, STMicroelectronics Sign Strategic Agreement

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the signing of a comprehensive agreement on 28nm Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology for multi-source manufacturing collaboration. The licensing accord provides customers with advanced manufacturing solutions…

What’s Inside Google Glass?

El Segundo, Calif. — Although Google Glass, which sells for $1,500, has hardware and manufacturing costs of only $152.47, according to a teardown by IHS Technology, it doesn’t translate into a “sky-high margin of 90 percent” for each sale, according to IHS analyst Andrew Rassweiler. “As in any new product—especially a device that breaks new technological…